Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Meeting the Twinettes!
"We picked them up today and they are just beautiful. Even more beautiful than we expected! Eileen is having the hardest time telling them apart. They do look a lot alike, especially from the side. And they are looking more and more like their brother. Fikir (Keren) has not cried once yet. When they brought them to us, Keren was first and they brought her to me. She seemed to take to me right away, They brought Keziah to Eileen and she was not having a good day cause she started crying. After a while she calmed down and I tried to hold her and she started crying again. Just like Jer and Jim. One is more of a whiner than the other. Josiah had fallen asleep when they brought them in, but was very happy to see them when he woke up.
We took them to another orphanage where we all got to see the Deanna's kids.
And you have to see and HEAR Josiah. He is already speaking English. He calls me Papa, He calls Mom Mama and he calls Ellie EE-Lee. It is so funny. He even calls himself Josiah. He is speaking very well! He is also quite the prankster. He likes saying funny things and laughing. We don't have a clue what he is saying half the time, but other times he just parrots what we say and runs around saying it and laughing. Ellie even taught him to call each one of you by name. He has some kind of stomach bug, but the good thing is he is potty trained. Also, he was eating a cracker and was talking and joking and worked himself up so much he started coughing and threw up. I thought boy, this guy is gonna fit in great. I felt like I was right at home.
All of them are quietly sleeping right now and we are going to eat dinner. Room service has just arrived. Perfect timing. More later....